The holidays are over and another year has begun—what better time to try something new? Here are some fun and adventurous ways to delve into 2019.
Enroll in an aerial arts class
Feel like flying? Zaccho’s Center for Dance and Aerial Arts (CDAA) offers classes for youth and adults in aerial arts and dance. Current youth classes include Tissu, which teaches students how to invert, climb, and explore an aerial sling, and Aerial Dance, which combines choreography with high-flying aerial acrobatics. Classes begin this month, and children as young as 7 can enroll; adult class schedules are yet to be posted. Zaccho’s Bayview studio is at 1777 Yosemite Ave., Studio 330.
Make crafts with local artists
At this makers event, drinking and crafting is encouraged! The Museum of Craft and Design invites all artists and creators to its monthly artist happy hour from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. on Jan. 17, where they will make design projects. These hands-on art activities may be supplemented with films, tours, or performances, and guests age 21 and older can enjoy a cash bar. Cost is $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.
Try experimental dance
Why attend a dance performance when you can be on the stage yourself? The City Waves, an experimental dance event, calls on the spirits of culture, community, and our co-existence together to draw attendees into a moving meditation at the Little Boxes Theater at 1661 Tennessee St. in Dogpatch. All are welcome regardless of dance background (or lack of), and the dance will go on until the last dancer is danced out. Cost for the City Waves is $20; the event begins at 7 p.m., and entries accepted until 7:15 p.m.
Jan. 20 is National Cheese Lover’s Day, and if you are an aficionado of the asiago don’t let this day pass without indulging in some of the community’s best fromage! You can design your own cheese plate at La Fromagerie Cheese Shop, which has a lovely assortment of imported cheeses, or get cheese delivered monthly to your door by joining the shop’s Cheese Club. Lee’s Food Market serves an excellent cheese pizza, if you like your cheese on a sandwich, try a Philly cheesesteak from Golden Eagle Deli and Grill. For a little cheese before dinner, try the cheese and salami assortment at VinoRosso. And, if National Cheese Lover’s Day somehow gets by you, no worries because there are other cheese days around the corner. National Cheese Doodle Day is coming up on March 5, and April 12 is designated as National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day.
Whether you’re tasting new foods or trying new moves, let January be a time to introduce something unexpected into your life. Happy creating!